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Santiago de Chuco is a city in Peru, capital of Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Region.

Santiago de Chuco
Panoramic view of the city of Santiago de Chuco
Panoramic view of the city of Santiago de Chuco
Flag of Santiago de Chuco
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Official seal of Santiago de Chuco
Seal
Santiago de Chuco is located in Peru
Santiago de Chuco
Santiago de Chuco
Coordinates: 8°9′0.78″S 78°10′41.95″W / 8.1502167°S 78.1783194°W / -8.1502167; -78.1783194Coordinates: 8°9′0.78″S 78°10′41.95″W / 8.1502167°S 78.1783194°W / -8.1502167; -78.1783194
Country Peru
RegionLa Libertad Region
ProvinceSantiago de Chuco
Government
 • MayorJuan Gabriel Alipio
Elevation
3,120 m (10,240 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Urban
25 000
 • Demonym
Santiaguino(a)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
WebsiteMunicipality

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HistoryEdit

On July 23, 1553 it was obtained permission to found a town that served as the capital and hub of mining and wheat. Captain Don Diego de la Serna, immigrants Domingo Perez Vasquez, Jose Pelaez, Lino Benítes of Children, Miguel de Estremadura, Rodrigo of Bejarano, Fernando de Alva, Garcia de Paredes, Lorenzo de Alcantara, Juan Baptist father Ruiz and Francisco de Asis Centurion reached Andaymarca, a native of Santiago de Compostela, who helped Santiago the "greatest" be the tutelary patron of the new town.

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